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Marilyn Monroe was born June 1, 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson but baptized and raised as Norma Jeane Baker.

Marilyn was an American actress, singer, model and showgirl who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s.

After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) drew attention to her—by now her hair was dyed blonde. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to a leading role in Niagara (1953), a melodramatic film noir that dwelled on her seductiveness. Her “dumb blonde” persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics, and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959). Monroe’s final completed film was The Misfits, co-starring Clark Gable with the screenplay written by her then-husband, Arthur Miller.

The final years of Monroe’s life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a “probable suicide”, the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American female sex symbol. She died on August 5, 1962.


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  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisover 2 years ago

    Lovely image, they all are of her.

  • thanks Geoff! She was certainly in love with the camera :)

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  • PedroAtanasio
    PedroAtanasioover 2 years ago


  • thank you Pedro :) suppose you are a fan like me?

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  • Francis1
    Francis1over 2 years ago

    Grand Work I Love the Fashion. People mock the style, but I Love Retro. A Winner in B & White as well Francis x

  • this is actually a western/folklore style she is wearing with the cowgirl belt, I used to have a very similar one and the houndstooth b/w skirt is a classic!

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  • madvlad
    madvladover 2 years ago

    miss placed angel, on wrong planet

  • cool comment :) I feel like that at times…

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